Ebonyi State authorities and civil society teams, comprising Human Rights/Media Organizations, Labour/Skilled Unions and College students on the weekend traded phrases over alleged abuse of human rights by the state authorities.
The coalition had in a 5-point communiqué signed by its coordinator, Chief Abia Onyike and forwarded to DAILY POST, accused the governor, David Umahi of abuse of human rights, oppression and training lawlessness within the state.
The communique reads partly: “A Civil-Society Coalition, made up of Human Rights/Media Organizations, Labour/Skilled Unions and Pupil Teams have signed as much as come collectively and use all authorized and bonafide means to checkmate Gov. David Umahi’s abuse of human rights, oppression and lawlessness in Ebonyi state.
“Umahi is understood to have used his excessive workplace to abuse the social and financial rights of all classes of public sector employees in Ebonyi state. The coalition will expose the untold atrocities of Gov. Umahi and let all Nigerians know that he’s working a slave camp in Ebonyi state whose inmates are getting uninterested in affected by untold hardship.”
They additional accused the state authorities led by Umahi of alleged infiltration into opposition political events within the state.
“The Civil Society Coalition has investigated Gov. Umahi’s subterranean infiltration into opposition political events, the bullying of his critics and the intimidation of the Judiciary/Judiciary workers which manifested within the current interrogation of a Justice of the Peace within the State Judiciary for granting bail to an official of an opposition political occasion.
“Umahi should drop his secret and open sponsorship of political hirelings to undermine rival political events within the state.
“The Civil Society Coalition would invoke the provisions of the Freedom of Data Act to compel Gov. Umahi to offer account of his stewardship in Ebonyi state. Ebonyians wish to know the quantity spent within the execution of each undertaking within the state,” they alleged.
In a swift response, the state authorities, which spoke to journalists via the state commissioner for info and state orientation, Barr. Uchenna Orji described the allegations as baseless and unfounded and tasked Onyike to go for psychological checkup.
In accordance with him: “Abia Onyike wants psychological consideration earlier than he degenerates to the extent of despair.”
He urged him (Onyike) to chorus from inciting residents of the state in opposition to the state authorities which had supplied all primary facilities, infrastructural services and different developmental strides to change the lives of the individuals.
Orji mentioned that the governor had not solely supplied infrastructural services to help the individuals, however equally authorized N3billion for the #ENDSARS empowerment packages, which in accordance with him will profit over 3000 youths and girls within the State.